Re: “Stepping Up: Coming out of retirement during coronavirus pandemic, a Seattle nurse finds purpose” [March 29, Northwest]:

As a third-generation registered nurse married to a second-generation RN, with a combined experience of 80-plus years, we remember taking care of those with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B/C and Legionnaires’ disease. Then there are the nurses who took care of those with SARS, MERS and Ebola. Additionally, I have a mother-in-law who was in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, stationed in the Philippines. And then there is the day-to-day nursing care of the ill and injured.

It is what we do, combined with the other members of the health-care community.

Mike McMahon RN, BSN, Lake Forest Park

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